Jimmy Breslin’s new book on Branch Rickey was reviewed in the Times a few days ago.
Meanwhile, our boy William asks: Was Rickey the father of sabermetrics?
Arts and Culture
Games We Play
Has to be the thinest book on Rickey ever. I've got a good one for you: The Last Good Season by Michael Shapiro. Great insight into the '56 Dodgers and how Brooklyn lost the Bums to LA. Robert Moses was the devil.
Robert Moses is the devil, not was the devil. But then again, O'Malley sucked pretty bad also. Alan Roth was the Brooklyn stat guy, I think. Branch amassed talent. Haven't read the Shapiro book.
This book is certainly not a major biography. It is Breslin on Rickey. It is 146 small pages.
Old-School Banter Scroll
RHP Phil Hughes (3-5, 4.89)
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2, 2.85)
7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-5, 2.78)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN2
Baseball Think Factory
MLB Trade Rumors
Lo Hud Yankees Blog
This Isn't Happiness
Everyday I Show